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If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.

Well, to be fair, we did tell them to put down their phones and go outside to play. A cinematic snowball fight shot on iPhone 11 Pro by David Leitch, who has directed: John Wick, Deadpool 2, and Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw.

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  • Casey Klahn December 5, 2019, 5:41 PM

    History is divided into two era. Before iPhone, and after iPhone.

    Think that’s an overstatement? Look at movies before the iPhone, and think of how many dire situations could’ve been solved or escaped from if the character had just whipped out the smart phone.

    Before the iPhone, I never took photos. I did not know which end of the camera the round came out of. Now, I do take some snaps. It feels a bit like ascending from the primordial ooze.

    But, I shan’t be making any epic movies like this one posted. I’ll leave that for the real movie makers.

  • Tom Hyland December 5, 2019, 6:54 PM

    In the continuing effort to kill joy & happiness everywhere…. the city of Wausau, Wisconsin has outlawed throwing snowballs.


  • andre December 5, 2019, 8:49 PM

    Looks like a junior version of Gladiator

  • Nori December 5, 2019, 8:53 PM

    Awww,how unexpected. The girlzz win. Again.

  • R Daneel December 5, 2019, 8:59 PM

    Much as I don’t support anything “i……” this was good!

  • ghostsniper December 6, 2019, 4:44 AM

    What you’re looking at there is not necessarily the results of better equipment but rather the difference between a novice and an expert filmist. Yeah, I just invented that word. We’ve all see what novice picture/video takers can do and the quality of the tool has little to do with it. I’ll posit that an educated and experienced filmist can make even a rudimentary tool perform nicely. Clearly, the example above was done by people with vast experience.

  • Gordon Scott December 6, 2019, 8:50 PM

    Yeah, Ghost, but remember that Chinese gal who does the rural cooking videos? She would shoot and *edit* hers on an iPhone 6. Now she has better equipment and help, but she did amazing stuff with basic equipment and no training.

    But yeah, that was made by successful movie director. Those guys can see the finished product in their head before one frame is exposed. It’s the same with music producers. They hear a few chords knocked out on a guitar and they can hear an arranged, finished piece. I have no idea how they do it.

    There have been times in the last few years when I regretted I did not have a camera or a video camera handy. Then I remembered, sometimes anyway, that I actually do have one in my back pocket, and it takes amazingly good photos and videos.

  • ghostsniper December 7, 2019, 4:33 AM

    Gordon, that happens to me too all the time, forgetting I have a camera in my pocket. My point above was two fold, that much of the cell camera picture and video taking that is done now a days is on the fly by people that can’t be bothered with the arduous task of thinking for 3 seconds before snapping the pik. I’m not immune to this malady. We’ve all done it. I’m not saying that every pik or vid should be planned out to the nth degree but having an idea about what the end result should be would do wonders.

    Regarding the above video. What you are looking at is planning, filming, editing, and I’ll suggest the editing is the most important part as that is the part that everyone sees. No one sees the mistakes that have been cut out. I’d bet money the unedited version is less enjoyable than the edited version. Back in the Windows 98 era I had a pretty good video camera and purchased some regarded video editing software but alas I quickly found I wasn’t very interested in that sort of thing.

  • Gordon Scott December 7, 2019, 11:21 AM

    I remember (cough, cough) when a guy had to balance a video camera on his shoulder and wear a 30 pound belt of batteries….

    It’s kinda funny who does turn out to have an interest in that sort of editing. Like you, I once had the software, and never ever used it. But I have seen a gal who seemingly had no interest at all take a knock-off version of Photoshop and turn out some stunning stuff.